Aloe Vera is a vegetable, in the same family as garlic and onions. The plant contains vitamins, minerals,amino acids, and enzymes. It can be used both externally and internally. It is an excellent treatment for wounds, as it kills bacteria, is cooling, and speeds healing by supplying the tissue cells with nutrients.
Taken internally aloe vera aids digestion and seems to help horses that are prone to developing ulcers. It is also effective to prevent and help recovery from urinary infections.
There are no side effects with Aloe Vera. It is considered extremely safe in all its applications.